Rock and Red (Start Alice Springs) until Sept 2017

Tour Length
7 days
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  • Katherine
  • Katherine
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 1 Country
Rock and Red (Start Alice Springs) until Sept 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Excellent Fun!

07 Nov 2015 - 13 Nov 2015

I was very nervous about going on this tour alone and not sure what to expect. I loved every minute of it. The entire outback is most romantic - sunrises and sunsets were out of this world. The wildlife was surreal to see out in the open - kangaroos with their baby's hoping within just 10 feet of you. The stars we camped under were brighter than I had ever seen - and in between the hiking, camping, abd helicopter tour - I made lifetime friends.

Take versatile clothes and pack light. You just need closed toed tennis shoes, sunblock, hat, and a good water bottle. It's so hot out there youll need to rehydrate constantly. Also, you'll end up buying a mosquito net (worth every dime I paid for it - but I noticed price fluctuations so you can shop around a little).

And the most important thing to do is to sit at some of these amazing places and take a moment to reflect on them. At kata tjuta you can take a moment to evaluated the scenery and listen to the wind. The way the rocks align up you can hear the wind speaking to you. At uluru you can reflect on the aboriginals story of creationism while watching a sunrise change the color of uluru right before your eyes.

Review written Dec 2015

My Contiki was: wild, romantic, outward

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  • Lina_182
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 1 Country
Rock and Red (Start Alice Springs) until Sept 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rock and red

20 Jul 2014 - 25 Jul 2014

this was an absolutely amazing tour! Well worth it if you love an active type of holiday. Plenty of amazing sites and hiking so make sure to pack a comfortable pair of shoes!

Review written Jan 2015

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  • Rach9
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Rock and Red (Start Alice Springs) until Sept 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A whirlwind desert tour... Unforgettable!!

30 Mar 2014 - 03 Apr 2014

An absolutely fantastic tour, full of spectacular landscapes and legendary travel-mates. Go by yourself, each of us in the group of 20 were by ourselves, and had the best fun hanging out, having heaps of laughs... Everyone was so positive and fun and so was the tour manager and driver! The sites you'll see are like no other. It's a relatively active Contiki tour and there are a few hot and tiring hikes. But you feel on top of the world afterwards! And you can opt out of those walks if you don't have the fitness levels. Get excited about the bushtucker tour, sleeping under the stars and the reptile park!

Do it. Go. Get off your couch and book now!!! No regrets!!!

Review written Apr 2014

My Contiki was: surreal, eye-opening, jovial

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.


  • 6 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 night in a hotel, 2 nights in a lodge, 1 night in an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging


  • An experienced and professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges


  • 8 meals:
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners


  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
  • See the MacDonnell Ranges from ANZAC Hill
  • Visit West MacDonnell National Park & see the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap
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Me Time

  • Quad Bike Excursion
  • Harley Davidson motorcycle rides
  • Uluru & the Olgas Scenic Flights
  • Overlander Steakhouse Blowout
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$155
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay
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